Decision and Determination

“The document details how [Michaela aka Micky] Shunick fought back against her attacker by spraying him with Mace, stabbing him several times and fighting relentlessly until he ultimately shot her in the head.”

ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/US/mickey-shunick-killer-pleads-guilty-court-document-reveals/story?id=17029059&fbclid=IwAR3LyrMSs8m5SEQDrtyOsK9bgIxLWoFdwSVmI-OdqFAbaFN8AddaShIyp9k

Synopsis of the incident

  • The Culprit intentionally hit Shunick’s bicycle
  • Insisted that she enter his truck
  • He put her bike in the bed of his truck
  • The Culprit was in possession of a knife and a semi-automatic handgun
  • When Shunick attempted to grab her cellphone to call for help, the Culprit threatened her with his knife
  • She sprayed Mace [or some other chemical weapon] into the Defendant’s face
  • Micky fought off the Defendant who succeeded in wrestling the chemical weapon from her
  • She grabbed the Defendant’s knife and proceeded to stab the Defendant several times in what would later be called life threatening wounds
  • The Culprit tried to grab the knife from Shunick, which caused him to cut tendons in his hands
  • Micky struggled with the much larger and stronger Culprit
  • He succeeded in taking the knife from her
  • The Culprit then stabbed her at least 4 times and she fell over
  • Micky lay motionless and the Culprit was unable to detect a pulse
  • The Culprit then drove her motionless body to a secluded area 40 minutes away
  • He planned to dump her body there

“Suddenly, Micky jumped up [after having been initially rendered unconscious], with the Defendant’s knife she had regained possession of and lunged at the Defendant stabbing him again in the chest, the court document said The Defendant pulled his semi-automatic handgun, which he had armed himself with, and shot Micky in the head, killing her instantly.”

That was one tough and courageous woman. She decided to make the crime as hard as possible for the Culprit. She had the determination to fight as long as she could, even after initially being rendered unconscious. I give her a lot of credit. We can all learn something from her example.

The Culprit pleaded guilty to her murder and to the 1999 murder of another woman, Lisa Pate. He was sentenced to life in prison, where he has proven to be a less than model prisoner. https://www.katc.com/news/around-acadiana/2018/10/25/convicted-murder-brandon-scott-lavergne-disciplined-often-in-jail/

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